A. J. Mann papers Edit


LaRC Manuscripts Collection 268


  • 1917-1952 (label)
  • Date acquired: 01/11/1968 (Other)


  • 0.50 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of the collected papers of A.J. Mann, of New Orleans, LA. Included are typed correspondence, including outgoing carbons, post cards, partially printed personal tax documents from 1926 and 1927, statistical charts on cotton production, photographs, periodicals, reports, drafts of columns, telegrams, clippings and other printed items. A.J. Mann's columns respond to the stock market crash of 1929 and its ongoing effects on the cotton trade and the American economy. Correspondents include Texas cotton traders W.B. ray & Co. and others, Dow, Jones & Co., the Shreveport Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

  • Arrangement Note

    This collection consists of one box.

  • Biographical / Historical

    A.J. Mann was a New Orleans reporter specializing in the New Orleans cotton trade and cotton growing in the southern United States. He worked at the New Orleans Cotton Exchange for the New Orleans Daily States, and later sent articles on the cotton trade and Southern agriculture to New York for the Wall Street Journal. He and his wife, Barbara, lived on Eleonore Street in Uptown New Orleans from the 1920s until the 1960s. He was the manager of the New Orleans Cotton News Bureau.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Al Rose

  • Method of Acquisition


  • Physical Access Requirements

    Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

  • Preferred Citation

    A.J. Mann papers, Manuscripts Collection 268, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

  • Processing Information

    Finding Aid information entered into Archon on 3/12/2015